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Cost of Foundation Repair

clock June 3, 2009 09:16 by author blogadmin
Putting off home foundation repairs will cost you more money in the long run and put your family's safety in jeopardy. Hire a professional right away.

 

The cost of home foundation repairs has more to do with the long term costs verses the short term cost. What will it cost me if I do not do the foundation repair work, is the better question when deciding if you are going to hire a foundation repair contractor. Will not doing the repairs cost me more later? Taking care of your homes foundation maintains your home’s value. If your foundation is about to collapse the rest of your home is soon to follow. Putting off home foundation repairs will always cost you more in the long run.

 

As soon as you think that you may need repairs you only have two options, first, do I hire a foundation engineer? Second, do I hire a foundation repair specialist? While both may be needed, the order that you hire them is dependent upon the circumstances. If you have settlement or other structural issue hiring a foundation engineer is the best course of action. If your doors or windows are sticking, your foundation has large cracks and ruptures or you have major visual damage hiring an engineer can save you money. Hiring an engineer not only provides you with a person with your best interest in mind but also an expert to oversee the repairs being done.

 

If you have smaller cracks or other signs of preliminary movement, hiring a foundation repair expert to give you an evaluation becomes the smartest move. A qualified foundation repair expert that has been trained in repairing your home can provide you with the best method of repair at a reasonable price. The contractors take many factors into consideration when calculating the estimate for the repair of your foundation. After they have done their initial inspection, they will assess the damage and determine how long it will take to fix the foundation. Other than the labor cost the estimates will also depend on the type of material will be used, as well as the cause of the damage. While he does not have the education and training that an engineer has, a good quality foundation repair contractor can steer you in the right direction in determining the extent of the damage along with its cause.

 

So now the real question – what is this going to cost me? The answer is as vague as the question is. What is the extent of the damage, what type of foundation is it, what other areas of the home have been impacted and what has to be done are the questions that need answered by qualified professionals. Then, and only then, can the question of actual costs be answered. Remember repairing your home is one of the areas where you get what you pay for. Quality repairs can be done for a couple hundred dollars for minor repairs or tens of thousands of dollars for major repairs.

 

Do your research and interview an engineer and or a foundation contractor or two before making any decisions. Education is the key to not over paying for foundation repairs. Knowing the signs of problems, hiring an engineer that evaluates then oversees the repairs and understanding the cause of foundation problems will prevent you from wasting your hard earned money. Research and education will also make sure that you can spot a quality foundation repair job when it is complete.

 



New Crawl Space Repair Bracket

clock May 29, 2009 04:40 by author blogadmin
The newest piering system made by ECP is the Perfect Pier. It is designed to be used in crawl spaces and other limited access areas of a home or building.

 

Earth Contact Products is proud to introduce it newest piering system in their lineup of steel push piers. The ECP Perfect Pier is a patented concentric resistance pier for the foundation repair market. The pier is designed to be placed and installed below the footing and driven to a load bearing stratum while maintaining ECP’s stringent requirement of executing a manifold lifting system. These two features makes the Perfect Pier system the most unique foundation repair bracket since ECP introduced their patent pending Micro Pier bracket.

 

The ECP Perfect Pier underpinning system is specially designed to be used in crawl spaces and other limited access areas of a home or commercial building. Due to it’s compact size and lack of a drive stand the pier system can be used in limited access areas while maintaining an adjustable platform by which to lift a structure. This unique combination gives foundation repair contractors and homeowners alike a safe means to support structures without altering the structure. Do not get fooled by imitations demand the original ECP push pier system.

 

For more information about the ECP Perfect Pier contact Weston Opat @ 866-327-0007.

 

US Patent # 7,044,686



ECP Announces Annual Customer Appreciation Dinner

clock May 20, 2009 11:17 by author blogadmin
ECP has an Annual Customer Appreciate Dinner for ECP customers, employees, families, and the engineering community.

 

                                                                              

 

 

 

 

Earth Contact Products is pleased to announce the 2010 Annual Customer Appreciation Dinner in Las Vegas, NV on February 2nd 2010. This annual event has always been a highlight for many that attend the World of Concrete Convention and this year ECP has changed venues from the VooDoo Café to the newest Rio hotspot - Café Martorano.

 

Café Martorano offers Italian-American food in a unique atmosphere that combines exceptional food with extraordinary music. ECP’s guests will be treated to a custom menu prepared by Steve Martorano and ECP while watching classic movies and listening to classic R&B and classic rock. “We still combine the freshest food with the best music, film and television, but we’ve taken that experience to a new level just like the menu,” said Martorano. “It’s a modern cool atmosphere that allows us to maintain our welcome-to-the-family vibe while re-inventing ourselves and raising the bar once again.”

 

As in the past ECP will host a cocktail party at 6:00pm followed by dinner prepared by the owner Steve Martonaro himself at 8:00pm. We have made special arrangements for Steve Martorano, the “Italian guy from the neighborhood” to help host the event and prepare his special home style Italian-American favorites in a way that only he can do. This years event will be one of those cant miss opportunities that reflects our appreciation to our customers.

 

The experience at Café Martorano is like no other. From his “No Whining” policy to his “Absolutely No Changes” and “Don’t Break Balls” comments on his menu, you will quickly see why ECP has chosen this place for their most important meeting of the year.

“It truly is the best meat ball in the world” says Brad Mitchell, after visiting Café Martorano’s for the first time. “We’ve got to have our customer appreciation dinner here” followed Jon-Michael Mitchell after trying the fried calamari with hot and sweet peppers.

 

This dinner is open to ECP customers, employees and family along with the engineering community that we work with. Make your plans to attend this event and be prepared for great food and a great atmosphere. Let us thank you for your business while networking with the best specialty foundation contractors in the world.

 

             


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